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  1. "Busy Lights for Open Offices" by Skype with Skype

    Dear Skype Team,
    as an answer to all studies that have shown the big disadvantages of Open-plan Offices, just a few companies have made an effort to tackle the element of distraction by using "busy lights", that currently reflect either when you are in a call or in some cases communicate your Skypestatus to your office collegues (but compatibility has been critized). Why does not Skype itself create such a Product with a manual option to change the User's Skype Status with either a remote control or "buttons" at a "Busy Light" itself. (let the status control the light, but…

    1 vote
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  2. refund

    Permit refunds to all who request them via an Updated Terms of Service/ User Agreement - why upset users by hoarding their money?

    4 votes
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  3. New Skype number already in use by somebody else!

    I gather this is a known issue, at least a web search found complaints from two years ago.

    I got a new Skype number. Told friends to call me. Someone else answered. That can't be. But I called my own Skype number, and someone else answered, saying they didn't know anything about Skype, and I gathered she had had the number for quite a while.

    Very unsettling. I understand that Microsoft somehow buys or leases these numbers from the Telephone Companies, and wires got crossed. But c'mon man.

    How can this possibly continue?

    1 vote
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  4. Skype number SMS

    Skype number should be able to send MMS messages with photos and also the number should be able to be used for verification codes! It cannot do either of these now and that's a major disadvantage.

    5 votes
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  5. SkypeCredit

    There should be an option to top up the Skype Credit with desired amount. Otherwise I am limited to execute certain orders/purchases as the pre-specified amount only

    1 vote
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  6. Select Option / Facility to select which subscription to make use of

    Skype by default selects the last subscription to make use of. I have 3 subscriptions that I use at anytime and can't use the one I would like at times..

    This means that I might be charged world call rates for calls I would like to make back home.

    Please kindly vote this feature in so the relevant subscription can be utilized.

    1 vote
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  7. teamviewer like remote pc control

    It would be nice to allow the control of pc or mac by the remote party by sending a code . Similarly like teamviewer is doing , and that they pretend to charge for.

    4 votes
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  8. We need skype to go in Argentina!!

    We urgently need your skype to go service in our country, Argentina. I think is the best choice. As we spoke with Arbee T., you support agent in service request number 1492482329

    2 votes
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  9. Allow unused credits to roll over and accrue! Why would unused credits expire? We are buying them after all as part of our subscription

    If Skype credits are included with an Office 365 Subscription, at the rate of 60 credits per month, then we become owners of a product we paid for. If I add funds to my Starbucks card, Starbucks does not "expire" my funds if I don't use them by a certain date. That would be theft and fraud. This is no different. If I purchase an Office 365 subscription and then go a full month without using any of my Office products, what does Microsoft do? They bill me for another month, which includes another 60 minutes. I should therefore have…

    4 votes
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  10. False Pricing / Rip-Off

    Start being honest with your call rates to land lines. Skype has become such a rip-off it is cheaper to use a real telephone. I bought a skype card telling me I have a fixed amount of call time but in reality the quoted times were just fantasy. The actual time was about 5% of your quoted time. I am waiting for the day when there is a real replacement that Ms doesn't have its hands on.

    1 vote
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  11. continue the South Africa unlimited!

    Would be great to continue the 'South Africa unlimited mins mobiles and landlines - yearly subscription'

    6 votes
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  12. Add option to delete card details after purchase

    I don't want that the credit card details are saved after I have purchased credit.

    1 vote
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  13. Could we renew our yearly subscribtion within the 24 hours after the grace period? denise.et.jacques

    We would like to get a 12 year in a row with the same fees but we overshot by less than 24 hours our 3 days grace period. Could you please recognise our fidelity and give us the chance to renew our subscription.

    Skype user: denise.et.jacques

    Thank you for your time and have a great day.

    1 vote
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  14. upgrade a subscription

    It should be possible to upgrade a paid subscription. I have paid for a year of calling only the UK, but would like to cancel this and replace it with a worldwide subscription. This is more expensive, so naturally you'll be making more profit. In 2019 and the flexibility of the internet, this should be possible. Thank you

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  15. Skype number availability in India

    Please bring back skype number availability in India. India is not in the available countries list. It will be really helpful for those who live outside to have active indian number for services in India as well.

    2 votes
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  16. Need Luxembourg phone number

    Skype Communications Sarl is based in Luxembourg but the general public is not able to purchase Luxembourg phone numbers via Skype. This is crazy.

    1 vote
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  17. Bring back custom voicemail at least for people who are PAYING for a Skype phone number. Skype's canned message is unprofessional.

    If I am paying for a Skype number, I should be able to customize my voicemail message. The technology exists as I had a custom message when I first purchased my number. The canned message is terrible and diminishes my professionalism.

    11 votes
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  18. Skype free minutes should available in India

    Skype free minutes not available in India with office 365 subscription. It's very bad. Microsoft should enable it for India too.

    2 votes
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  19. Real-time billing system

    I suggest introducing the payment system, which connects users and service providers and bills its services in real time,
    as in the applications
    https://www.facebook.com/realtimepay.link/?modal=admintodotour
    https://www.facebook.com/TranslateLivenet-2051697305043746/

    5 votes
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  20. Subscription coverage

    Don't write "Covered by Subscription" in the call window for premium numbers that are not covered! Customers feel cheated

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